Variant of scarf
- a long or broad piece of cloth worn about the neck, head, or shoulders for warmth or decoration; muffler, babushka, neckerchief, etc.
- a long, narrow covering for a table, bureau top, etc.; runner
- a sash worn by soldiers or officials
Origin: NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet from Midieval Latin scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket from Classical Latin scirpeus, of rushes from scirpus, a rush, bulrush
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